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2005     

ÇINIIÇIN

INFINITE ITERATION AS A PROBLEM OF SURFACE 

UIA EXHIBITION ARTWORK

ARTS PROJECT  

HAGIA SOPHIA, ISTANBUL

Curator:

Nevzat Sayin

Artists:

Akin Akbaygil, Canan Dagdelen, Ismet Dogan, Osman Dinc, Bulent Erkmen, Mine Ertan, Zaha Hadid, Murat Morova, Gunnur Ozsoy, Nevzat Sayin, Emre Senan, Ettore Sottsass, Ebru Tabak, Canan Tolon, Han Tumertekin, Omer Uluc.

Artist statement:

Wet Tile

The tile makes a grid when comes together to form a surface. This grid is made of joint lines between the tiles.

The 'wet tile' is the illusion of a pattern-less bare tile forming this surface beneath water. It steals, disengages, deforms the pattern from its own reality and generates a new one. The pattern becomes the grid itself and vice versa. Wet tile transforms into a wet grid. Or the grid does not exist anymore. The sparkles of the glaze are now far more than an illusion. They are wet.

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The exhibition is driven by the basic thought of an infinitely repeating 'unit' representing the sense of infinity/eternity by iteration. The 'surface' with neither center nor focus and with no sense of direction consists of units bearing the potential to repeat infinitely to any direction by a sense of composition which is inbetween 'designed' and 'autogeneous/spontaneous'. The aim is to stray away from any space driven format and get hold of the surface.

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This immense surface expresses itself only by each unit brought together with others and is a flawless field representing infinity. The sparkles of the glaze is a rare ambient in this mix. Legibility of the unit decreases as iteration increases. The matter is annihilated as the material is augmented. What one is left with is a media without any substance, yet shines with sparkles and colors."            

-excerpt from curators text

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